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Reflective Objects: Collectors and Their Collections

August 30 - January 5
A showcase of the collections of Athens community members. A fascinating and entertaining look at personal collections, and what motivates collectors to collect. ... Read More

Through the Appalachian Forest: Field Explorations Illuminated by the Floyd Bartley Herbarium

April 12 - December 31
The exhibit imagines a multi-sensory passage through an Appalachian corridor. Visual culture from folklore and botanical illustration combined with symphonies of birds and insects, weaving stories about outdoor life in Southeastern Ohio. Methodologies from the fine arts, environmental science and outdoor education engage visitors in a process of imagination, observation and collection. ... Read More
image of Trade Canoe: A Western Fantasy, by Jaune Quick-To-See Smith

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Trade Canoe: A Western Fantasy, lithograph, 2015

Recent Acquisitions: Storytelling Through Practices of Collecting

September 20 - December 22
An exhibition focusing on new acquisitions Kennedy Museum has made in recent years, including the most recent additions to the collection. In addition to showcasing these works, this exhibition will offer insight into the acquisition process and the institutional considerations that inform the decision to acquire, and will also shed light how curatorial practice creates meaning through interpretation of objects or groups of objects. ... Read More

Merging Concepts V

April 17 - September 8
Merging Concepts is an annual exhibition created by the students in the Museum Studies Certificate program for their practicum project. Drawing from collections across the university and community, this exhibition explores the connections between seemingly unrelated artifacts. ... Read More